Bus driver fined for reckless driving
MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – A bus driver was made to pay a fine of P1, 000 after he almost hit a private vehicle that was transporting a family, including a one-year-old child, as he was traversing Natalio Bacalso Avenue in Talisay City on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Reports reaching Talisay City Mayor Gerald “Samsam” Gullas said that driver Jimmy Labitad encroached the highway’s southbound lane while he was driving at high speed.
Labitad was on his way to Cebu City.
The near collision happened at the corner of Camella and N. Bacalso Avenue, said a report released by the City of Talisay-Traffic Operations and Development Authority (CT-TODA).
In its report, CT-TODA said that the private vehicle owner lodged a complaint against the erring driver through Mayor Gullas’ Facebook page.
The operator of the unit that Labitad was driving brought him to the CT-TODA office on Monday, April 6, to surrender and pay the P1,000 fine for reckless driving.
But some netizens who saw the CT-TODA report expressed disappointment of the very minimal amount of fine that Labitad was asked to pay.
“Usa kalibo raman diay multa.. asa na mo tagam?” commented Bouchard Nesty Etcobañez Bulan.
(The fine is only P1,000.. how will he learn his lesson?)
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